Moving & Packing tips for a safe and hassle-free move
The cleaner and smarter you pack, the easier when you unpack. Here's a list coming from professional moving companies with 20 years of experience in the business.
Order a lot of boxes in all the sizes and other various moving supplies
When it comes to moving it’s better to be safe than sorry! It’s better to have extra boxes than to do shopping at the last minute because you still have a lot to pack.
If you prefer to pack yourself instead of letting the moving company do that for you, make sure you buy in advance a large amount of boxes, in various sizes: from large, to medium and small.
Before making any purchases, it would be a good idea to see what is to be packed and how many boxes you might need.We recommend you a few big boxes, many medium and plenty of small boxes for smart packing, but also don’t forget to buy tape gun, bubble wrap, packing papers.
Be smart about your packing by using the right boxes and moving supplies in order to safely relocate.
Safely move the fragile items
It is very important for your goods to be safely transported, especially fragile and delicate items. They should all be grouped together in the same place and labeled as "Fragile" so the moving team knows how to properly handle them.
Use special paper packing
Use proper packing paper instead of using newspapers, magazine papers or any other type of written paper, in order to prevent ink stains on your objects.
Use labeled boxes
Make unpacking easy by using labels on the boxes so you know which rooms the boxes belong to and what objects are found in them. Use color code labels.That will make things easier and add a bit more fun :)
Box size must be inversely proportional to the weight
It's always much easier to carry heavier objects into smaller boxes. That's why the harder the object to carry, the smaller the box chosen for it. This principle also applies to large boxes, but in reverse. Typically, large boxes are used for lightweight but large items.
Only one room's items in the same box
Do not mix objects from different rooms in the same box. Try to categorize your boxes according to their appropriate room. This will ensure an easy and stress free unpacking experience.
Finish packing until moving day
We highly recommend having everything settled for the moving day, not to keep on packing on that day. It’s going to be an exhausting and overwhelming day and having all pre-packed before the moving crew arrival it’s the best thing to do.
Travel light, clean-up first
Now that you are moving it's the perfect time to see what can be donated or what can be discarded altogether! That will make your move lighter in terms of budget as well. After all, why carry all the unnecessary things and also pay more?
Use soft objects to pack and protect goods
Sometimes we find better packaging options than products specifically designed for this. For example, all kinds of soft objects in the house, such as towels, socks, cloths and other fluffy fabrics, can be used to safely and efficiently pack other items.
Take a photo of the back of electronic objects
Reconfiguring electronic devices will become simpler with just one photo. It is usually complicated enough to figure out each cable where it should be inserted, so our recommendation is to lay back on them before removing them and packing them. This will give you a clear picture of how to configure your devices.
Handles for your boxes
Create two triangle holes in the sides of the boxes to make it easier to move or manage. To make these holes you need a simple cutter or an ordinary knife. This way you will get some handles that will make your work much easier.
Seasonal items storage
A very good variety for managing space and getting a more comfortable home, but also a way to pack efficiently, is to create boxes with season items or for vacation. These can be stored in the basement or storage until you need them. This will make moving easier and you will keep on sight only those objects corresponding to the current season.
Taking care of your hanging clothes
Your clothes are still hanging in the closet and you need to pack them right away? Pack your clothes only in one of the following types of packaging: wardrobe boxes, robber made containers, plastic bins or cardboard boxes. Please, do not use garbage bags for your clothes as they are easy to tear and you clothes might be damaged during transport.
Prepare and plastic wrap your furniture
Before packing the furniture, be careful to remove all heavy objects that can break easily, so that they are easier to lift. Pack everything in plastic foil to keep the locker drawers and their doors closed. In addition, you can leave the content there if it's not fragile or delicate.